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Vol. 2, No. 50, September 11, 2000

OSHA'S Interactive Expert
Advisors Program Points to
the Future of Customer Service

Expert Advisors enable businesses and others to answer a few simple questions and receive reliable answers on how OSHA regulations apply to their unique work sites. And now the program is a finalist in the Innovations in American Government Award competition.


Aim for a Healthy Weight
Over one-half of all Americans are overweight or obese. Carrying this extra weight puts you at risk for developing many diseases. These guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provide you with a new approach for the measurement of overweight and obesity and a set of steps for safe and effective weight loss.

Maps on Demand -
from a Vending Machine

Have you ever seen a map vending machine? Well, hold on, because the U.S. Geological Survey and Wildflower Productions are exploring new technology that will let you walk into a USGS office and print a customized topographic map from a self-service kiosk.

Terra Satellite Measures Planet Earth's Vital Signs
Is Earth's current warming trend temporary, or just the beginning of an accelerating increase in global temperatures? Are the number and size of clouds increasing and, if so, how will this affect the amount of incoming and reflected sunlight? What are the causes and effects of ozone fluctuations? NASA's Terra satellite with state-of-the-art sensors is collecting what will become a new, 15-year global data set on which to base scientific investigations about our complex home planet.

In This Issue

Tire Recall Update

Government Portals

Expert Advisors

Healthy Weight

Maps on Demand

Terra Satellite

Issue Archive


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